Archive for February, 2010

Basement Update: 3 hours + $0

With three hours of work , so far, things are moving along. We have a trash pile and a giveaway pile. Even Moose thinks it’s better and is willing to venture a little further down. Next step is carrying everything upstairs, taking a trip to Goodwill and probably listing a few things on Freecycle. Anyone need [...]

Home Improvement

Dining Room Chairs

One weekend not too long ago, when I was feeling particularly crafty, I decided it was time to recover our dining room chairs. So I headed out to find the perfect fabric. I was looking for something inexpensive but stylish. Of course Target had just what I needed. I found a full-size Thomas O’Brien duvet cover [...]

Home Decor

Basement Before

OK. Shocking confession time. This is what you would see in my basement if I let you go down there right now. It’s such a mess, even Moose won’t go there. So why am I showing you my room full of crap? Because I need motivation. Our basement is huge and has so much potential. [...]

Home Improvement

Pink Tulips

A special tradition from my even more special husband…pink tulips on Valentine’s Day. They brighten up our family room and make me smile.                     What is your favorite flower?

Home Decor

Projects to Try

Here are some projects I’ve bookmarked as “try some time” or “buy some time.” I’ll let you know if I ever check them off the list. But for now maybe they’ll inspire you, too: 1. Do Your Chair Legs Get Cold? Give Them Socks to Wear! 2. Craft Punch Collage from Ali Edwards 3. Rewiring [...]

Craft Projects, Projects to Try

Door Knobs and Blinds

Due to an impending visit from a dear friend, I felt some pressure last weekend to get a couple small projects done. Just simple things that make a big difference. First up – crystal door knobs. According to the box, these are actually “door furniture.” Furniture or knobs, either way they make me smile. Next [...]

Home Decor, Home Improvement